Clip teases some of Amy’s handwritten poems.
Amy Winehouse’s family doesn’t want anything to do with their her upcoming documentary, so it’s probably best they don’t hit the blogosphere in the next day or two because the first official clip from “Amy” surfaced on Friday (May 8) and it’s making the rounds.
In the 52-second clip, which features candid footage of Winehouse joking around with a cigarette in hand, manager Nick Shymansky opens up about his early discussions he had with the British powerhouse about songwriting.
We’d recorded quite a few demo recordings, and I started to talk about whether she had ever considered writing. She said she’s not sure about writing songs, but she’s written a lot of poems. She knew full well she’d been writing songs, but they were very personal songs.”
The clip also teases some of Winehouse’s handwritten poems atop what sounds like one of her previously unreleased tracks. Even though filmmakers started the project with full backing from the Winehouse circle, her family recently blasted the film for its lack of accuracy and confessed that they want to disassociate themselves from it because “it is both misleading and contains some basic untruths.”
“Amy” is set to make its big debut on July 3 in the U.K. and will be screened this month at the Cannes Film Festival.
Watch the first official clip from “Amy” below!